Tandem Skydiving l Static Line First Jump l Free Fall Skydive - (accelerated free fall - AFF)
No Training neccessary, you are simply attached by a special harness to a qualified tandem master (TM). You enjoy the ride and the TM does all the work. Freefall briefing + tandem skydive with video are included.
A Tandem jump is one of one skydive where you are "attached", with a special harness to an instructor, and therefore is the quickest way to experience freefall. You will both exit the aircraft and freefall for about 40 seconds at a speed of 120 mph at which time the instructor will pull the ripcord to deploy a parachute that is specifically designed for two people. You will then assist the instructor in guiding the parachute to a target on landing at the drop zone.
Tandem jumping is the easiest way to enjoy this experience of a lifetime. The training for a tandem jump takes approximately 20 minutes and is taught at the drop zone. To do a Tandem Skydive you must get parental permission if you are younger than 21 and weigh no more than 100kgs. If you exceed our recommended weight limit, call for additional informaiton.
Here your parachute is opened automatically as you exit the aircraft. Groud School + first jump are included.
The traditional static line training takes about 5 to 6 hours, the 1st half of your training includes a classroom discussion along with detailed briefing that teaches you exactly what you'll be doing on your first jump. The briefing includes aircaft & exit procedures, landings, emergencies, and much more. The training continues with hands-on practical exercises on body positions for exits, emergency situations, and landing techniques.
You should arrive at the drop zone at 8 am on a Saturday morning to start the course. Upon completion of your training you will be ready for your first jump. Assisted by a Jumpmaster you will put on your parachute harness container system and will be checked out on aircraft exit procedures. You will do your first jump on Saturday afternoon (weather depending).
Once at the designated jump altitude of 3500 feet, your jumpmaster will dispatch you from the aircraft. As you exit and fall away from the airplane, the static line automatically pulls the parachute from the container on your back and begins the opening process. The Static Line progression consists of 8 static line jumps and 17 freefall jumps. Upon completion of this progression you will qualify for an "A" License and be classified as a category one skydiver. The cost for your 2nd and subsequent jumps will be R210 which includes gear hire and packing.
To do a Static Line Jump you must be 16 years of age with parental consent and weigh no more than 100 kg's. Payment must be in cash or credit card. Bookings are essential and the course includes the ground school and your 1st static line jump
Here you exit the aircraft in a freefall formation with two highly qualified instructors, and a freefall cameraman (optional extra). Ground School + first AFF skydive, cost only R1 700.00 This is our most in-depth training program, for tough-minded individuals who want to experience solo freefall on their first jump. Your training consists of the Static Line Ground School Course and an additional 2 hour course on freefall training. On your first AFF jump, you exit the plane with two instructors along side. You freefall for about 35 seconds, pull your own ripcord (your instructor will be there to assist you), and maneuver your parachute, just the same as the static line jump. The AFF progression has 10 levels and you will be cleared to jump by yourself upon graduation from the AFF program and be classified as a category one skydiver.
Cost break down for the AFF programme: Jump 1: R1700 includes ground school, gear hire and packing. (2 Instructors) Jump 2 & 3: R1020 per jump includes briefing, gear hire and packing. (2 Instructors) Jump 4,5, 6 & 7: R705 per jump includes briefing, gear hire and packing. (1 Instructor) Jumps 8, 9 & 10: R290 per jump includes briefing, gear hire and packing. To do an AFF skydive, you must be 16 of age with parental consent and weigh no more than 100 kg's. Bookings are essential.
Facilities include lecture rooms, accommodation in the bunkhouse, free camping facilities, hot and cold showers, swimming pool, bar, canteen, braai facilities, plenty of secure parking and a weekend you'll never forget !!!